Posts Tagged: Scott Wiener

Newsom’s 2004 Housing Vision Finally Popular

Newsom’s 2004 Housing Vision Finally Popular

Posted February 12, 2019 by

Governor Newsom’s  Housing Agenda Has Roots in 2004 Prop J Defeat In March 2004, newly-elected San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom suffered a devastating political defeat. His Prop J, the Workforce Housing Initiative, lost virtually every San Francisco neighborhood on route
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Momentum Builds for SB 50

Momentum Builds for SB 50

Posted December 11, 2018 by

California Bill Could Become National Model In the same week that Minneapolis passed historic legislation legalizing apartments in single-family zoned neighborhoods, California legislators introduced SB 50, a far reaching state challenge to exclusionary zoning laws. Sponsored by Bay Area State
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Prop 10 Has Already Won

Prop 10 Has Already Won

Posted October 30, 2018 by

Building Momentum for Future Tenant Victories Last week’s poll by the Public Policy Institute of California that had California’s Prop 10 trailing badly (60% say they will vote no) led some to conclude that a big defeat would set back
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Will Mayor Breed Endorsement Shift D6 Race?

Will Mayor Breed Endorsement Shift D6 Race?

Posted August 28, 2018 by

Polls Show Open Race San Francisco Mayor London Breed has duo endorsed Christine Johnson and Sonja Trauss in the D6 supervisor’s race. Her announcement followed the two candidates publicly aligning their campaigns earlier in the week, and came only days
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D8, Housing, Judges: SF’s Other Top June Races

Will Parkmerced Set Precedent for Westside Development? It Already Has

SF’s Wild Mayor’s Race

SF’s Wild Mayor’s Race

Posted January 3, 2018 by

(Updated to include City Attorney Dennis Herrerra’s pulling papers to run for mayor) A Five Month Sprint to the Mayor’s Office On January 9 at 5:00pm we will know who is running in San Francisco’s June mayoral election.  Mark Leno
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SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review

SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review

Posted December 19, 2017 by

My annual year in review story follows the tragic December 12 death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Having written last week about Lee’s historic legacy, this story instead focuses on the year’s political events. I will write about post-Lee
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